Put the Nano into the case
And close the clip at the top. A membrane allows you to use the clickwheel. Unlike my old H2O case it contains no moving parts (for the clickwheel) and is therefore slimmer and easier to use if you use fingers.
AquaPac headphones. Straight end connector that will fit an iPhone! Or in this case the Otterbox. In order for the headphones to work you need to put them into your dry ears and trap a small air compartment. If you do not, i.e. you lose this seal in the water, well you wont be hearing much. The headphones are waterproof so you cant drown them in that instance just get out of the water, make air compartment reseal and get back in.
These are the H2O H1 headphones. The principle problem to me is that underwater you can barely hear anything. I suppose you might be supposed to use the cone shaped rubber plugs that could go from the headphones into your ear. But I tried this and they would not fit in my ear, plus they could fall off, plus they make the headphones stick out stupidly.
- Dedicated Waterproof player - NU Dolphin
- Dedicated waterproof player - SwimMP3
- First generation iPod Shuffle in a case
- Waterproofed Second generation iPod Shuffle - The expensive Swimman
Er no picture since it looks just like a standard 1GB gen2 shuffle which is somehow waterproofed. Sold with some nice looking headphones and the idea is theat you would clip this player to your swimming goggles and connect to ears with the short headphone cables.
- Standard Second generation Shuffle in a waterproof case - H2O iS2 case
Put your standard shuffle into this case and connect either H2O headphones or perhaps some AquaPac ones. Looks like this case plus AquaPac would be the currentl lowest volume reasonably prices solution.
- Dedicated waterproof shuffle case and headphones - H2O ish2
- 3rd generation iPod nano with an Otterbox case
Well if you implement my solution from scratch today since you cannot buy a new solid 2G nano, you have to go for the larger volume, shiny backed, cocaine table 3G unit. In that case you would need the Otterbox 3G case.
Let us talk money
First you should consider the emotional turmoil, embarassment and possibly the period of angst ridden MP3-less existance that might follow should you drown your existing MP3 player. From a previous post I can admit to this, and that's worth something.
What I am preparing you for is that these solutions are not cheap but if like me you really get incredibly bored if exercise is not accompanied by suitable music or audiobooks or podcasts then any cost is worth it.
Rough GBPound guide to costs ...
8GB nano red (150) + Otterbox case (35 ) + Headphones (25) == 210 GBP